Shelby and Dalton’s wedding was at one of our favorite venues–Kempker’s Back 40 in southern Missouri. As a Jefferson City wedding photographer, we love photographing weddings in this lush and picturesque part of Missouri. With rolling hills, dry creek bottoms and historic barns, this venue has an overwhelming number of beautiful backdrops.
There were so many things to capture on Shelby and Dalton’s wedding day. After their outdoor ceremony in front of the weathered grey barn, the wedding party piled into a pickup truck for an alternative hay ride through the countryside. I think I shot 1000 images on the ride. Lots of balancing acts off the back of the trailer and the danger/excitement of avoiding a hole in the bottom of the trailer floor made things interesting.
After the hay ride, the wedding party was introduced into the reception. Even with a bit of rain, Shelby and Dalton danced the night away under a canopy of string lights. Guests loved the line dances and the evening ended with our favorite kind of beautiful blue twilight.
Congratulations to these two newlyweds! Scroll down to see all of our favorite crazy moments from this wedding at Kempker’s Back 40…
Thanks to the following vendors who contributed to Shelby and Dalton’s day!
Venue – Kempker’s Back 40
Florist – Argyle Flowers
Wooden signs – Handmade by couple
Popcorn bar – Ready’s Popcorn
Desserts – The Sugar Tree Cupcakery & Bakery
Vintage glass lanterns – Belong to grandmother
Bride’s dress and hair accessory – Belle Mariee
Bride’s shoes – Gianni Bini
Bridesmaid dresses – Bill Levkoff
Bride and bridesmaids robes – Divine Bridal Shop
Groom and groomsmen suits – Samuel’s Tuxedo
Custom koozies – Midwest Advertising
Dog bow ties – Meranda Makes
DJ – Around the Clock